Today, the number of recognised therapeutic approaches continues to grow into the hundreds, which can be overwhelming for those seeking help. My core focus is to provide person-centred support. I also have a keen interest in pluralistic and existential therapy. Overall, my approach is based on the premise of empathy, empowerment and autonomy. Particular emphasis is placed on providing you with warm, non-judgemental and humanistic care. Ultimately I strive for the counselling process to be one in which you feel heard, supported and respected to share your challenges and be supported with your emotional health.
My flexible approach takes into account your individual circumstances and is based on the belief (or credence!) that people can achieve change, overcome adversity and develop skills to withstand life’s challenges.
For more information about the person-centred approach, often referred to as the Rogerian approach as it is based on the work of Carl Rogers, please visit the Person-Centred Association.
I hold the following qualifications:
• Advanced Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling (2017)
• Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling (2016)
• Foundation for Infant Loss Accredited Professional
• Diploma in Hypnotherapy and Counselling Skills (2014)
• Awareness in Bereavement Care (Cruse Bereavement Care)
My background includes serving more than three years as a volunteer for the UK national charity Cruse Bereavement Care. I also spent several years living and working in the USA. This combined life experience enables me to work with a diversity of circumstances, including different age groups and ethnicities, those suffering anxiety and/or depression, and people suffering in the aftermath of loss.
I am an accredited member of the National Counselling Society and on a register that has been accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.